Types of hazards | Ngā momo matepā

In New Zealand we have a lot of natural hazards. Find out what to do before, during and after each type of emergency.

Other hazards | Ētahi atu mōrearea

There are a number of different hazards in New Zealand. Find out about other hazards, and who is responsible for managing emergencies related to these hazards.

Find out about other hazards in New Zealand.

Emergency Mobile Alert nationwide test

The 2022 nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system is happening between 6-7pm on Sunday 22 May. Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

Learn more about Emergency Mobile Alert
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Cartoon person doing Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold is the right action to take in an earthquake. It stops you being knocked over, makes you a smaller target, and protects your head, neck and vital organs.

Learn how to Drop, Cover and Hold
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Emergency Mobile Alert

Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. They are designed to keep people safe and are broadcast to all capable phones from targeted cell towers.

Learn about Emergency Mobile Alert
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Make a plan

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.
Make a plan for your home, work, school, marae or community.

Make your emergency plans
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Get your community ready

Help your friends, family and community get prepared for emergencies. Get to know your neighbours and plan for an emergency with your community.

Find out how to get your community ready